Denver Workforce Centers in northeast Denver to change

Denver Workforce Centers in northeast Denver to change

Stapleton Workforce Center to be replaced with new Montbello location

The Denver Office of Economic Development announces a change in its workforce development services in northeast Denver to take place this fall. The Denver Workforce Center at Stapleton Plaza will move to a new location in neighboring Montbello. The Denver Workforce Center at Montbello will open October 4, 2010, at 4685 Peoria St. Operations for the Denver Workforce Center at Stapleton Plaza, located at 3401 Quebec St., Suite 7700, will cease at the end of September 2010.

In addition to the Montbello location, the Denver Office of Economic Development offers workforce development services at the following sites:

• Denver Workforce Center at DIA, located in the main terminal of Denver International Airport
• Denver Workforce Center at Speer, 1391 N. Speer Blvd.
• Denver Workforce Center at Westside, 1200 Federal Blvd., 1st Floor
• King M. Trimble Economic Prosperity Center, 2980 Curtis St.

The change in workforce center operations supports OED’s efforts to improve service delivery and efficiencies. The service delivery change is due in part to a lease expiration at the existing Stapleton Plaza location, significant federal workforce budget reductions over recent years, and reductions in City and State personnel assigned to the Denver Workforce Centers. The Denver Workforce Centers are funded through federal funds.

“Through the new Montbello location, as well as our existing DIA and King Trimble facilities, we will continue to help residents from throughout the northeast community and the entire City with job search assistance and developing needed skills that lead to sustainable employment,” said Jeff Fitzgerald, acting director of Workforce Development for the Denver Office of Economic Development.

Located in the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building, the Denver Workforce Center at Montbello will offer one-on-one job search assistance, resource rooms (equipped with free access to job search computers, copy machines, phones and fax), and connections to all other programs offered through the City’s workforce center system.

The Denver Workforce Center at Montbello will be located adjacent to the Denver Human Services office in the City-owned Arie P. Taylor Municipal Building. The new center will further allow residents seeking an array of government services to access them all under one roof. A similar model exists in west Denver at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Building, which houses the Denver Workforce Center at Westside and Denver Human Services.

The Denver Workforce Centers have assisted nearly 27,000 people during the first six months of 2010. The centers serve as a full-service employment and training agency, meeting the recruiting and training needs of job seekers and businesses throughout the metro area. Services include access to job search tools and job listings, resume and cover letter assistance, computer training, intensive job search (subsidized employment, on-the-job training, professional internships), employment certification, career assessments, and occupational skills training for eligible residents.

For more information regarding the Denver Workforce Centers, visit

The Denver Office of Economic Development is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
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